And let us be together tonight

Warren Zevon - Don't Let Us Get Sick lyrics meaning

Meaning

Zevon is famous for his wit, sarcasm, and for his “dirty life and times”. As successful as he was as an artist, he left a trail of disasters in his personal life. Divorce, drug and alcohol dependence, missing father, paternity suits and more fill a long list of failures.

This album, and the one to follow, “The Wind”, form a public acknowledgement of his failures and a view to his real self. Zevon summed-up his talent very well when he observed,

“I wrote my songs despite the fact that I was a drunk, not because of it.”

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